PARIS — This week, Responsible Pet Care believes they have a cat that is bi-lingual — and can back that statement up with some facts.

Two-year-old Domino has done some traveling. He was born in Puerto Rico and was sent to Massachusetts as part of a pet rescue. He was spotted by a Responsible Pet Care staff member who was present when he arrived and he became one of the animals that was transported to Maine.
Being born in Puerto Rico doesn’t prove Domino is bi-lingual. There is one more thing to add to the evidence. One day a visitor came into the shelter and began to speak Spanish to Domino. She was also from Puerto Rico and they formed a connection. Domino, a very energetic cat, sat and listened intently to the woman.
Domino is lively, lovable and gentle. His fluency in Spanish may or may not be accurate, but after all, meow in any language is still meow.
To view videos of pets waiting at Responsible Pet Care for new homes, go to

Responsible Pet Care of Oxford Hills is a no-kill, nonprofit shelter and adoption center for cats and dogs, and the holding area for stray dogs for 12 towns in Oxford County. The shelter is located at 9 Swallow Road in Paris.

Anyone interested in adopting a pet from RPC can visit the shelter as follows: Monday and Tuesday, closed; Wednesday and Thursday, noon to 4 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.

Most of the adoptable pets and the adoption application can be found online on the shelter’s website at

Responsible Pet Care operates a thrift shop called Pawsibilities located at 132 Waterford Road in Norway, which is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations of clean, usable household items are accepted during shop hours. All the money raised at Pawsibilities supports RPC.

For answers to questions about adopting or fostering a pet, or to make an inquiry about a lost animal, call RPC after noon at 207-743-8679.


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